Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Glaze
These chai spiced sugar cookies with vanilla bean glaze are the grown up version of everyone's favorite cookie! They're perfect served with tea or coffee.
Serves: 24 cookies
Ingredients for Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies:
  • 2½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Vanilla Bean Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 2 vanilla beans, scraped
  1. Begin by adding the flour, baking powder, salt and spices to a medium bowl and mix together until combined, then set aside. In a separate mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture and mix until the are combined. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Form the cookie dough with a cookie dropper to keep the sizes uniform, then dip in granulated sugar.
  3. Place on prepared baking sheet and flatten the cookies just a bit with a flat spatula or the bottom of a clean glass.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes, until edges are golden. After the cookies are out of the oven for a few minutes, place on cooling racks until they are completely cooled.
  5. While the cookies are cooling off, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl mix the powdered sugar, milk, cream cheese and vanilla beans until it forms a smooth glaze.
  6. Drizzle or pipe the glaze onto the cookies, adding festive sprinkles in your color of choice.
  7. Once the glaze has set they're ready to serve.
  8. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-2 cookies
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at